Curious About The County Museum?
Article created on 18th February 2013
Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle will be holding a series of behind the scenes tours this year to allow visitors to get up close to objects never before put on public display.
The tours take place on the first Wednesday of the month (April-October) from 11am until 12.30pm, tickets must be booked and are on sale now (call the museum on 01299 250416).
Visitors will get a private behind the scenes tour of the museum's huge off-site stores with the Museum's Collections Officers. Thousands of interesting objects will be on display, illustrating Worcestershire's history through the ages, many of which have never before been shown to the public. Visitors will also have the chance to see inside the Furniture, Costume and Archaeology 'pods'. Some of the more unusual and unique items the public will be able to see range from a mummified cat to a waistcoat worn by Worcester born Music Hall star Vesta Tilley.
Tickets are just £6 and include a warming cup of tea at the Museum after the tour, if visitors also wish to look around the Museum in the afternoon entry for people who have been on the tour will be half price on the day.
Rachel Robinson, Visitor Experience Manager said: “These tours offer a great chance to learn more about the work of the Museum and the many treasures we care for. Participants really enjoy the chance to see areas of the Museum and items from the collection which aren’t seen by the general visitors and with a chance to visit the Museum afterwards too it really is a full day out and not to be missed.”
For more information or to purchase tickets please contact the museum on 01299 250416